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Old 03-08-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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I hope it's easier than buying drugs from Canada...
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:55 AM   #2
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If the bike is "pre" emmisions it should be no big deal. Do they perform emision testing in your area?-with a sniffer up the tailpipe? If not you should be ok. I had a Canada model Suzuki Katana that was lacking some of the US emissions and it proved to have more power than the US model by about 4-6 hp. My state does not perform emission testing, so after an inspection at the highway patrol office I was off to get my tags. It was no big deal at all.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. More than likely (99.9%)

will purchase in country.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:08 AM   #4
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Yeah,don,t take the chance.Why have it confiscated,go thru massive paperwork,etc.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:21 AM   #5
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If you have no emissions regs then it should be no big deal. Check your state's regs.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:49 AM   #6
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You have to go through Customs then DOT conformity. You'd be better of finding the bike locally. It'll be a real pain in the a$$ going through the conformity faze. Warranties don't transfer from Canadian bikes to comformed US bikes, too.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:21 AM   #7
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i've done it twice with new bikes from nelson bc. even traded a us triumph. It ain't fun, but its not life changing or anything. use the dealer and make sure you discuss it with the border chief of where you plan to enter the us. then expect some small hassles, fees and duty.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:46 AM   #8
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Quit whining, you should try buying a bike from the US and importing it into Canada - it's the only reason I ride a Suzuki and not a Ducati.

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Old 03-08-2006, 07:15 AM   #9
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It can't be any worse than trying to get a title and registration in California for a bike that was stolen 17 years ago.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:06 AM   #10
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you hear about the guy that got his vette back after 30 years?
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